Memorials in Wood
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Memorials in Wood
Individually designed


I have recently retired and am no longer taking orders for memorials or other bespoke woodwork. September 2013

celtic cross

Over 30 years experience as
Designer   Woodcarver    Craftsman


The Memorials
Individually handmade using european oak,
each memorial is oiled to preserve the wood
while allowing it to breathe and weather naturally over time.
The memorials have a life expectancy of up to
30 years and offer an ecological alternative
to stone.

memorial 1

Designs for your garden or graveside
A wooden memorial is a lasting and unique tribute.
Designs may include carved decoration or images
which evoke the memory of your loved-one.
With an engraved plaque or hand-carved lettering,
the range includes anything from a simple
temporary marker to a lasting inscribed memorial.

I welcome enquiries and the opportunity to discuss
your ideas with sensitivity and without pressure
or obligation.

plain cross

The plinthed memorials are fitted onto
a concrete base
using steel fixings. They are erected to
the same standards as stone or marble memorials. Crosses without plinths are fixed straight into the ground, with or without wet concrete.


Cemeteries and churchyards have regulations
concerning the design of memorials they will allow.
I am happy to check with the regulations at your
chosen place of burial.
Cemetery fees are not included in the price.

The memorials are finished with 3 coats of Teak oil
and will require a fresh coat twice a year to ensure
maximum longevity. Natural weathering will still
occur over time, depending on the situation
and degree of maintainance .


Please note that I do not seal the wood with varnish. The effects of rain and sun will cause tannins to leach from the oak and for a period of months the surface of the wood will become streaked before eventually turning to a silvery grey.

line drawings
Hand-carved lettering

Small wooden plaques
suitable for
woodland burials or garden

Engraved brass plaques



Celtic cross with plaque

wooden plaque

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For images of my contemporary work click on Designer/Maker






Paul carving




Plain Cross





Guide prices
for designs



£520       £575


£420        £520


£390       £295

£785        £490

£3.50 per letter

from £90

from £45